The use of fireworks is regulated by the Municipality of Central Elgin through the Noise By-law, and specifically within the village of Port Stanley, the Fireworks By-law also comes into effect. If you have intentions to sell fireworks, it is necessary to inform the Central Elgin Fire Department.

Display Fireworks

No permit is required for consumer fireworks on Victoria day and Canada Day.
However, if you plan to organize a large public display of fireworks, even on Victoria Day or Canada Day, a permit is mandatory.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks can be dangerous if not handled responsibly.

Give Space

  • Make sure you are not close to houses, trees, cars, overhead wires or dry grass
  • Keep onlookers a safe distance away from the area where the fireworks are discharged
  • Set fireworks at a 10-degree angle, pointing away from people

Be Safe

  • Appoint one responsible person to light fireworks
  • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging
  • Use a good firing base such as a pail filled with dirt or sand
  • Keep a water hose or pail of water close by
  • Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks
  • Sparkler wires remain hot after burnout, soak them in water immediately
  • Always supervise children near fireworks and sparklers
  • Always light the fuse at its tip